Data Protection Adviser (Fixed Term Contract – 12 months) – Housing Ombudsman Careers

Data Protection Adviser (Fixed Term Contract – 12 months)


Job details

Home-based – all our roles are available office-based, hybrid or home-based

Full time

Fixed term contract

£39,603 plus excellent benefits

Closing date:
25 April, 2024 11:59 pm

Data Protection Adviser (Fixed Term Contract – 12 months)

The Housing Ombudsman Service is expanding to further enable us to improve residents’ lives and landlords’ services across the social housing sector. We currently have a requirement for a Data Protection Adviser for a 12 month Fixed Term Contract to support the Data Protection Manager (DPM) in helping to ensure compliance with our statutory obligations regarding the Data Protection Act, GDPR and FoI requests.

In this role you will have a key remit in promoting service wide information governance and security across the organisation through providing advice, guidance and training. You will also assist the DPM with responses to Freedom of Information and Data Protection Act requests and act as a point of triage for incidents reported.

In addition to your ‘can-do’ approach, resilience and focus on providing first class customer service, key requirements include:

  • Proven ability to apply GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 to meet business objectives;
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the practical consequences of the GDPR and DPA 2018;
  • Proven ability to reach a decision following an investigation of a breach of the DPA;
  • Knowledge of information security principles;
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats with all levels of colleagues and stakeholders;
  • Experience of maintaining key documents such as plans, strategies, risk registers and briefings; and
  • Experience of creating or delivering training.

In addition to the salary offered, we also offer a range of other benefits including a commitment to a healthy work / life balance (35 hour working week).

It’s an exciting time to join us and to contribute your skills to the evolution of our ambitious, influential and growing organisation.

For further details, please download the information pack.

Closing date:          Midnight on Thursday 25th April 2024.

PLEASE NOTE:  Following unprecedented interest in our vacancies, we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date (close it early). We will close this campaign immediately if / when we receive 120 applications. We therefore strongly recommend applying as soon as possible.

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity. We have an environment that is inclusive and recognises the value of difference in the workplace.

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